Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What's with the NY Times' Fact-checkers?

At the bottom of an otherwise unremarkable NYT story by Ethan Bronner and Jennifer Medina about Richard Goldstone's "shift on the Gaza war" comes a note that an earlier version had included two blatant inaccuracies about Alfred Dreyfus, the French military officer whose framed conviction in 1894 exposed the anti-Semitism rampant in French society.  Specifically, the flawed version had stated that Dreyfus was convicted of murder, and that he was a naval officer.

Honestly, I'm very surprised that a journalist as experienced and presumably well versed in Zionist history as Bronner would have published a piece with mistakes that a first-year grad student in Middle East history would have been ashamed to make.

Just sayin' . . . .

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